The Netherlands implemented their current health warnings policy in 2003 as a result of the European Commission labelling directive. The Netherlands is required to display text warnings that cover a minimum of 30% of the "front" and a minimum of 40% of the "back" of packages. Packages carry one of two warnings on the "front": either "Smoking kills" or "Smoking seriously harms you or those around you." One of sixteen additional warnings appears on the "back" of packages.
The Netherlands also prohibits the terms "light" and "mild" from appearing on packages.
As well, The Netherlands requires tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide emission numbers to appear on the side of packages. These emission numbers are generated using the ISO machine smoking method.
Legislation and Regulations
Netherlands' Legislation Library
Health Warning Reports, Publications & Presentations
Netherlands' Health Warning Document Library
Tobacco Package Images
Netherlands' Cigarette Package Gallery